Tanonga Luxury Eco Lodges Accommodation

5 Star Self Rated

Pope Drive, Charlton Gully near Port Lincoln, South Australia, 5607

Overview

Tanonga is a unique place, created to enhance and enjoy nature. Recently opened, be one of the first to indulge in the luxury of Tanonga.

Two unique, architecturally designed eco lodges, each completely private and approx 1 km from each other and the homestead, set amongst regenerating native forest, create a luxury eco experience unique to this area. Modern and sensitive environmental design, stunning views, japanese-style bath, delicious local food and beverages, and luxurious self-contained facilities enhance the natural beauty of your surroundings.

Enjoy maginficent views, walking trails, abundant bird and wildlife, local wine, gourmet food. and complete privacy. Nestle into the park-like bushland of our valley site, or soar with the eagles on our ridge site with stunning views to the sea. Escape to Tanonga; indulge in the luxury of nature.

Committed to the health of their environment, and to environmentally sensitive and sustainable tourism, Michael and Jill employed an architect to purpose design the luxury eco lodges accommodation based on eco sensitive consideration.

The principles applied to the eco sensitive constructions include;

- In ground slab for thermal mass

- Reverse veneer using limestone block interior as a high thermal insulator with careful attention to ventilation, retaining winter sun, and limiting summer sun

- Insulation R2 up to R5, double glazing in south facing windows, attention to window orientations and size

- Biolytix organic worm treatment for all waste water

- Large north facing windows

- Minimum water use fittings and energy efficient appliances

- A stand alone power supply with the principal power source coming from solar energy and approx 4.8 hours available per day and a three day supply in summer

- Rain water harvested in this pristine environment

- Location interference minimised

Your amenities including Perse organic hair products and body wash derived wholly from pure natural ingredients are dispensed to avoid wasteful packaging. Recycled or recyclable (PET) material is used for other guest amenities where packaging is unavoidable. Bed linen, towels and robes have been chosen to maximise the use of natural products and to ensure a quality experience. Local indigenous and other artists' work is featured on the walls.

In addition to your delicious breakfast of farm fresh eggs, cereal, jams, fresh fruit, biodynamic milk and yogurt, your kitchen is stocked with quality local olive oil and basic organic (where possible) condiments. The bar is also stocked with local white and red wines, beer, sparkling wine, soft drinks and local organic nuts and dried fruits (charges apply). The Eyre Peninsula region is world renown for its top restaurant quality seafood. On request Michael and Jill also offer delicious catering packages of local fresh seasonal produce so you can enjoy your holiday without the trouble of sourcing your own food and beverages. Two days notice required.

Explore the extensive walking trails and discover the natural billabong and permanent springs. Winter and early spring offer a vast array of flowering local plants and orchids as well as many birds which come to breed at Tanonga. November through to March is a special time when critically endangered Yellow tailed black cockatoos come to nest in the Allepo pines (Pinus halepensis) on the property. You may even wake up to find a Western Grey Kangaroo on your doorstep. At Tanonga, deliberate plantings of over 25,000 native trees, shrubs, understorey grasses and sedges recreate the sheoak grassy and sugar gum woodlands that once dominated this local landscape. There are over 100 recorded bird species in the area and specific attention has been paid to plantings which encourage birdlife, particularly for endangered, vulnerable and rare species such as the Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo.

Tanonga is the perfect place to relax and recharge. Truly an eco paradise

Room Descriptions

Ridge Site no frills

Japanese style bath with bush views and quality fittings, king size bed, natural fibre linen, wood fire combustion heater, home entertainment system with mp3 player connection, full catering facilities, including espresso coffee machine, bar facilities including organic (where possible) produce (charges apply), washing machine, dishwasher, reverse cycle airconditioning, ceiling fans

Ridge Site one night stay

Includes breakfast package. Japanese style bath with bush views and quality fittings, wood fire combustion heater fire set and ready to light in winter, home entertainment system with mp3 player connection, full catering facilities, including espresso coffee machine, breakfast included with fresh milk, eggs, cereal, honey, fresh fruit and biodynamic yogurt, bar facilities including organic (where possible) produce (charges apply), washing machine, dishwasher, reverse cycle airconditioning, ceiling fans

Ridge Site two night min stay

Includes breakfast package, complimentary bottle of local wine and organic produce. Japanese style bath with bush views and quality fittings, wood fire combustion heater fire set and ready to light in winter, home entertainment system with mp3 player connection, full catering facilities, including espresso coffee machine, breakfast included with fresh milk, eggs, cereal, honey, fresh fruit and biodynamic yogurt, bar facilities including organic (where possible) produce (charges apply), washing machine, dishwasher, reverse cycle airconditioning, ceiling fans

Valley Site Autumn/Winter Special 3 nights

Autumn and Winter only. Be nurtured by nature. Japanese style bath with bush views and quality fittings, wood fire combustion heater fire set and ready to light in winter, home entertainment system with mp3 player connection, full catering facilities, including espresso coffee machine, bar facilities including organic (where possible) produce (charges apply), washing machine, dishwasher, reverse cycle airconditioning, ceiling fans

Valley Site no frills

Japanese style bath with bush views and quality fittings, kind size bed, natural fibres linen, wood fire combustion heater, home entertainment system with mp3 player connection, full catering facilities, including espresso coffee machine, bar facilities including organic (where possible) produce (charges apply), washing machine, dishwasher, reverse cycle airconditioning, ceiling fans

Valley Site one night stay

Includes breakfast package. Japanese style bath with bush views and quality fittings, wood fire combustion heater fire set and ready to light in winter, home entertainment system with mp3 player connection, full catering facilities, including espresso coffee machine, breakfast included with fresh biodynamic milk, eggs, cereal, jams, fresh fruit and biodynamic yogurt, bar facilities including organic (where possible) produce (charges apply), washing machine, dishwasher, reverse cycle airconditioning, ceiling fans

Valley Site two night min stay

Includes breakfast package, complimentary bottle of local wine and organic produce. Japanese style bath with bush views and quality fittings, wood fire combustion heater fire set and ready to light in winter, home entertainment system with mp3 player connection, full catering facilities, including espresso coffee machine, breakfast included with fresh milk, eggs, cereal, honey, fresh fruit and biodynamic yogurt, bar facilities including organic (where possible) produce (charges apply), washing machine, dishwasher, reverse cycle airconditioning, ceiling fans

Business Facilities

Internet access and facsimile facilities may be available from the homestead office by negotiation. Contact info@tanonga.com.au to negotiate access to these facilities prior to your arrival. Mobile phone coverage is available at the Ridge site and approx 30 metres from the Valley site.

Check In Instructions

Checkin after 2 pm and checkout after 11 am.

Children and Extra Guests Details

Rooms rates are based on two persons sharing. Rooms are one bedroom with a king size bed. Up to two extra people can be accomodated in the living area on a high quality fold out double couch bed, and/or one high quality single roll away bed. Both of these extra beds have high quality inner spring mattresses and wooden slat bases. All furniture requirements, and self catering facilities have been designed to cater for a maximum of 4 guests. Children welcome. Infant facilities, e.g. high chairs and cots not supplied.

Assisted disabled access.

Car Parking Details

Car parking is available at each site. It is important that all visitors to the site stay on the marked tracks and park only in designated areas.

Travel Directions

Tanonga luxury eco lodges are situated on a 200 hectare historic property,Tanonga, owned by your hosts Michael and Jill Coates. Tanonga is located near Port Lincoln, (the Seafood Capital of Australia), at the southern end of Eyre Peninsula, South Australia.

Port Lincoln is located 652 kilometres by road west of Adelaide, South Australia's capital city or 45 minutes by air serviced by Regional Express Airlines (REX). Port Lincoln airport is 15 minutes away, and taxi service is available for transportation to and from the airport to the property upon request.

The property is very close to Port Lincoln, only a 25-minute drive away (12 kilometres on sealed roads, 13 kilometres on good quality unsealed roads). It is easy to find with only four obvious turns, all signposted once leaving the bitumen. Maps and directions are available from the website www.tanonga.com.au

Flights with REX airlines run several times per day from Adelaide to Port Lincoln and Avis rent-a-cars are available from the Port Lincoln airport. Taxis can be booked on board your flight. If you are planning a self drive holiday, a ferry service leaves several times daily from Wallaroo, Yorke Peninsula to Lucky Bay, Eyre Peninsula.

Book your flight from Adelaide to Port Lincoln

www.rex.com.au

Book a hire care for collection at Port Lincoln airport (taxis can be booked on your flight)

www.avis.com.au

Travel with your own car on the ferry from Wallaroo, Yorke Peninsula to Lucky Bay, Eyre Peninsula (only 2 hours)

www.seasa.com.au

Things To Do

You may choose to remain on the Tanonga property for the duration of your stay. Walk the extensive walking trails or just sit by the billabong and reflect. During winter and early spring you will be charmed by the vast array of flowering local plants and orchids and the birds which come to breed on the property.

November through to March is a special time when critically endangered Yellow tailed black cockatoos come to feast on the Allepo pines on the property.

Or simply take the time to learn more about the environmentally sustainable principles used in the design of your lodge. You can read the solar power system manual and see the system in operation.

For those who want to use Tanonga as their base there are a multitude of things to see and do on Eyre Peninsula.

With more than 2,000 kilometres of coastline on Eyre Peninsula you get as much space to yourself as you need! Take a 4WD tour (www.wildernesswanders.com.au ) along this spectacular coastal expanse you'll see sheltered coves and bays that are perfect for fishing, secluded beaches, and stunning cliff faces that provide the perfect vantage point for spotting local wildlife including Australian Sea lions and the Great White Shark. Southern Wright Whales may also be seen between June and October.

The Eyre Peninsula is home to national parks, wilderness protection areas, wild and untouched offshore islands, ancient caves, charming seaside towns, and of course mouthwatering local seafood.

Michael and Jill are also pleased to assist guest with connections to experience 4WD tours along this vast coastline, fishing charters, golf, cultural experiences, award winning wine tastings, fine dining at award winning restaurants, swimming with sea lions and dolphins at Bairds Bay and Boston Bay, cage diving with sharks or swimming with tuna in Boston Bay, visiting the Gawler Ranges and many other tours and attractions on Eyre Peninsula and the west coast.

  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ Facilities
  • BBQ For Unit
  • Bar
  • Bathroom
  • Bedding
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast Provisions
  • Bush Walking
  • CD Player
  • Ceiling Fan
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Doonas
  • Free parking
  • Full Cooking Facilities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • King Bed
  • Linen
  • Meals by arrangement
  • Non Smoking Indoors
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Residential Liquor License
  • Reverse Cycle Air Conditioning
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Television
  • Towels
  • Transfers
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Heater

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